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Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
a world war with germany. he had been at the u.n. conference in san francisco. seen a lot of the world and is beginning to put down his thoughts. i think the whole reason he installed the taping system was as a historian's helper, that he was beginning to think about the memoirs he would someday right. it was only his second year of the presidency and he probably thought he had until 1969 before he really had to sit down and write his memoirs. but i'm sure as a journalist and a historian himself, he was trying to gather the tools necessary for that book. >> in the book, two c.d.'s are attached for about 2 1/2 hours of conversations. what's the total number of hours that there are for all the conversations you had to listen to? >> the available tapes constitute 248 hours of tapes of meetings, meaning in the oval office or the cabinet room, and about 17 hours of telephone conversation. and the two have often been separated from each other. but we unit them together in this collection. >> who collected them? >> well, the whole story of the system and where it -- how it was operated, and t
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